These events are open to all pre-law students are not exclusive to Duke. If you are looking for Duke-specific events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.
INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR HARVARD'S JUNIOR DEFERRAL PROGRAM
MAY 11, 2023 • 8PM EDT • ONLINE
MAY 23, 2023 • 12PM EDT • ONLINE
JUNE 15, 2023 • 8PM EDT • ONLINE
Harvard Law School is hosting info sessions (with Q&A) about their Junior Deferral Program (JDP). These will all take place before their July 1st application deadline.
WHAT DOES LSAT DUAL-MODE MEAN FOR YOU?
MAY 23, 2023 • 2PM EDT • ZOOM
Join the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for a webinar to learn more about the new option to take the LSAT in person at a digital testing center. This session was also offered on May 18th but, due to technical difficulties on that date, LSAC is offering this session again,
PREPARING FOR THE 2023-24 APPLICATION CYCLE WITH HARVARD & YALE LAW DEANS OF ADMISSION
JUNE 13, 2023 • 6PM EDT • Zoom
The Office of Career Advancement at Northwestern University has organized an event featuring Kristi Jobson, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Harvard Law School, and Miriam Ingber, Associate Dean of Admission at Yale Law School, and has extended an invitation to students at other select universities to attend. During this event, Deans Jobson and Ingber will share their expert advice and tips on preparing for the upcoming law school admissions cycle, make predictions on the upcoming cycle, and debrief the 2022-23 admission cycle. Please be advised that this event will NOT be recorded, so you will miss it if you do not attend.
LSAC LAW SCHOOL FORUM IN WASHINGTON, DC
July 13, 2023 • 6PM – 9PM EDT • JW Marriott Washington, DC
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) will be having its first in-person forum of the 2023-24 recruitment season in Washington, DC on Thursday, July 13th from 6PM – 9PM EDT. The LSAC Law School Forums are a great opportunity to meet law school representatives and law school students. Every ABA-accredited law school in the country is invited to these forums, so most law schools will be representatives. These forums also include live workshops with admissions officers to answer your questions about different pieces of the application process as well as the opportunity to learn about the LSAT directly from the test developers. If you will be in the DC over the summer, currently live in DC, or are willing to travel to DC in July, you do NOT want to miss this event. And, best of all, it’s FREE to law school applicants!
Graduating Seniors Applying To Law School After Graduation
If you are a graduating senior and will be applying to law school after you graduate, please complete Graduating Senior Information Form at the following link so that we know who you are and will be able to keep in touch with you. This will allow us to create a file for you and for you to have access to advising resources when you are ready to apply.
NEW SCALED SCORE TOOL IN LAWHUB
LSAC has introduced a new Scaled Score Tool in Law Hub that automatically calculates a test taker's score on the LSAT’s 120-180 scale after taking any PrepTest. There is no longer a need to consult a conversion chart to determine your scaled score. This applies to LSAC's free Official LSAT Prep® as well as the paid Official LSAT Prep Plus®.
UPDATES FOR THE 2023-24 APPLICATION CYCLE
Below are some changes from LSAC that will affect those applying to law school in Fall 2023:
- Starting with the August 2023 administration of the LSAT, test takers will have the option to take the LSAT in person at a test center.
- The fee to take the LSAT will increase from $215 to $222.
- The fee for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will increase from $195 to $200. The CAS is required for all applicants.
APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THOSE APPLYING TO DEFERRAL PROGRAMS IN SUMMER 2023
Advising appointments are now available to those who will be applying to Columbia’s and/or Harvard’s deferral programs during summer 2023. To schedule an appointment, you must first complete the Deferral Program Pre-Law Advising form. If you attended the personal statement and/or résumé workshops and would like to have your materials reviewed, Dean Barley will discuss them with you in your advising appointment. Therefore, they MUST be sent to email@example.com before you schedule your appointment. If you send documents to be read after scheduling an appointment, your appointment will be canceled and you will have to reschedule.
THERE WILL BE AN OPTION TO TAKE THE LSAT IN-PERSON BEGINNING AUGUST 2023
Starting with the August 2023 LSAT, test takers will now have the option to take the LSAT remotely online or in person at a testing center. Regardless of where you choose to take the LSAT, the content of the test will remain the same.
The August 2023 test begins the 2023-24 testing cycle. Registration for the 2023-2024 testing cycle will open in mid-May. If you initially select to take the test remotely and later decide that you would rather take it in person, you will be able to change your mode of testing at no extra cost (provided that you comply with LSAC’s deadlines for doing so).